Garcinia costata is a tree growing 15 - 20 metres tall. The bole can be 30 - 45cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local use.
Little information is available on this species. It is known from two localities, one from Ulu Merala Forest Reserve, Kedah, and the other from Maxwell's Hill, Perak, where it is protected. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Fruit - raw[
]. Fruit a depressed globose berry, about 7 cm diameter, with many grooves, pale rose to crimson[
Seed - we have no specific information on this species, but the seed of most members of the genus can be slow to germinate, even if sown fresh, often taking 6 months or more[
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